When was the first camshaft invented?

Answer The first known camshaft invented was built by the Muslim engineer and scholar Al-Jazari in 1206. This cam and camshaft assembly was part of a water-powered astronomic clock he had designed.Source:... Read More »

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What is a camshaft?

Camshafts are iron or steel engine components used in 4 stroke engines to mechanically induce opening and closing action of intake and exhaust valves. These events must take place at precise times ... Read More »

What Is a Camshaft Used for?

A camshaft is a rod or shaft to which cams are attached. Cams are non circular wheels, which operate the cylinder valves of an internal combustion engine. The camshaft is also used to operate other... Read More »

How to Replace a Camshaft?

The camshaft in your vehicle has lobes running along the length of the shaft called "cam lobes." These lobes rotate with the camshaft and press against a rocker arm. The rocker arm pushes valve spr... Read More »

How to Install a Camshaft?

Installing or replacing a camshaft is not a simple task. But with time, patience and some attention to critical instructions, it can be done in a day by most enthusiasts. Whether replacing it due t... Read More »